Hemorrhoids (Piles) Treatment in Ayurveda


The first and foremost thing to understand is that there is nothing embarrassing about Hemorrhoids or Piles. It is as simple a disease as fever or sinus. Most of the people create a stigma out of Piles and end up bearing both the pain as well as the suffocation of not discussing it with the right person or expert Vaidya. Ayurveda has a cure for every disease and Piles is no exception. However, you must approach the Ayurvedic practitioner or any doctor you trust for the treatment of the same. There is no point keeping a secret of a disease like Piles which would get worsen if you do not avail the right treatment.

Ayurveda names the problem of piles as Arsha which happens because of vein in the anal region of the body growing larger in size than normal. Piles or Hemorrhoids are common among people that have a busy lifestyle and little to no space for a balanced diet. It may also be very common among pregnant women. Piles, by definition, is actually a bunch of veins around the anus. These surround the external opening and may start to protrude because of over straining.

The most common reasons for that are constipation and pregnancy. This condition might become a disease called piles or Hemorrhoids. An individual is said to be suffering from piles or Hemorrhoids when the anal opening gets irritated, inflamed and swollen due to the dilated or swollen veins around the rectum.

Ayurveda and Piles

The very first symptom of piles is the pain you experience in the rectal region accompanied by some skin irritation. If the pain continues to increase and you start noticing some blood with your stools, it is a sure shot sign that you are suffering from Hemorrhoids.

Ayurveda is that branch of life science which can help you provide relief in pains and problem of piles. It can in fact cure it as well but for that you have to make dietary and lifestyle changes as well. We recommend Ayurvedic treatment as the best for Piles because if you choose to undergo surgery, you might end up with some side effects or problems during recovery post surgery. Moreover, Ayurveda always treats a problem from the root. When you follow diet and lifestyle pattern along with Ayurvedic medication, you can experience long term relief from the pain and problems associated with piles.

How Can You Prevent Piles?

Piles can be prevented in the initial stage when you have just started experiencing the pain in the rectal region. It has been rightly said that we become what we eat. Most of the health problems we face on daily basis are caused by the wrong choices we make in food. Eating spicy food or the food that causes inflammation in your body and following a sedentary lifestyle are the main reasons for making problems like piles so common.

It is the time to follow a healthy lifestyle and follow these tips in every day routine:-

  • Drink enough water and other fluids during day
  • Add fiber rich foods into your diet such as whole grain, whole wheat breads, bran rich cereals, fresh leafy vegetables, fruits, etc.
  • Do not overstrain yourself while passing stool
  • Try to follow a strict diet and exercise regime to stay in shape / lose weight if obese
  • Always keep your anal region clean
  • If you have a long sitting job, remember to take a break from it
  • Make sure to opt for a soft sitting surface so that the blood flow around your anal region is not restricted
  • Avoid alcohol, smoking and oily, heavy foods
  • Try as much as you can to be regular in your eating habits

Do this and you can stay away from piles or Hemorrhoids for good. If you cannot manage any of it or are still contracting problems with constipation or developing piles like symptoms, then choosing Ayurveda can be of a lot of help. Some of the medicines given by Chandigarh Ayurved & Panchakarma Centre helps in easing off the pressure from veins in the anal region and also lessen the pain as well as discomfort.

Following are some very effective Ayurvedic medicines/remedies for piles:-

  • Kachnaar Guggul – Take 2 tablets twice daily. This is an effective Ayurvedic treatment for piles and also other uncontrolled outgrowths in your body. This medication shrinks the pile mass and also remove any viral warts, tumours, cysts, etc.
  • Vara Churna – Take 1 tablespoonful twice daily, after meals with warm water.
  • Triphala – Take a tablespoon of it with warm water, every night. This is an effective and an age old Ayurvedic remedy for piles and constipation.
  • Sanjivani Vati – Take 2 tablets thrice daily, after meals. This is useful in any diseases that are caused by accumulation of endotoxins in your body. This effective Ayurvedic herb also rectifies faulty metabolism.
  • Nirgundi Oil and Kasisadi Oil – Meant for external use on the affected area as directed by your physician.

Some Easy and doable Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Piles

  • Apply a mix of turmeric powder, neem powder, and aloe vera juice on the affected area (pile mass) before going to bed.
  • Apply papaya juice mixed with mustard oil on the affected area.
  • Ayurvedic oils, ‘kaasisadi and nirgundi when mixed together can also be applied externally on the piles which helps in shrinking the pile mass and also relieves itching.
  • In case you have painful and protruding piles, you can go for a Sitz bath. In this remedy, Ayurvedic oils are combined with warm water and they also prevent infection and inflammation.
  • Add boiled radish, sweet potato and carrots, and beetroots into your diet as they are high in fibre content.
  • Also add fresh green salads into your daily diet.
  • Take 1 tablespoonful of psyllium husk once every night before going to bed.
  • You can use mild fibre rich laxatives like Vara churna, Amlatas, bael powder, and Aloe vera juice to relieve symptoms of piles.
  • Make a mixture of 10 grams of ripe bael fruit pulp, 3 grams of sugar, 7 black peppers (in powder form) and 13 cardamoms (powdered). Use this mixture on the affected area.

Listed here are some of the perfect remedies for bleeding piles. But the right way of dealing with the problems of piles or Hemorrhoids is to take consultation from the trusted Vaidya. Chandigarh Ayurved & Panchakarma Centre offers simple and effective solutions for your every woe. Discover a better and healthier way to live with Ayurveda.

Herbal Remedies for Piles (Hemorrhoids), Ayurvedic Treatment – Causes & Symptoms

Piles, also known as hemorrhoids, is a very common problem nowadays. Piles are dilated and swollen veins around the rectum and around the anal opening. Pile mass is a collection of small veins which can be compared with the cushions of tissue within the anal canal containing blood vessels.

Two types of piles seen in people are:-

  1. Bleeding Piles The piles that usually bleed are known as bleeding piles. Regular blood loss leads to anemia and weakness.
  2. Non Bleeding PilesWhen there is no bleeding in the piles but still the pile mass can be felt and causes pain and discomfort is called non bleeding piles or dry piles.

According to the location, piles can be:-

  • External Piles – The hemorrhoids present on the external surface are both painful and visible. They get burst or begin bleeding if they get inflamed.
  • Internal PilesThese are located in the inner lining of the anal region. These are not visible externally and are generally painless.


The most common and persistent cause of piles is constipation. The straining action during constipation for the evacuation of bowels is the biggest cause for this condition.

Some of the other causes for piles are:-

  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Obesity
  • Genetic constitution
  • Untreated gastric condition
  • Lack of fibre intake in your food
  • Sitting on hard seats for prolonged periods of time
  • Lack of exercise
  • Varicose veins
  • Pregnancy
  • Diarrhoea
  • Conditions which cause increased pressure on veins around the anus


  • Bleeding from the anal region
  • Itching and irritation in the anal region
  • Pain and discomfort at the time of bowel movement
  • Tender lumps
  • Feeling of unclear bowel even after passing the stool
  • Frothy mucus discharge with the stool
  • Constipation


Ayurveda believes that Apana Vayu is responsible for the defecation process. Vitiation of apana vayu results in the formation of pile mass. The vitiation of apana vayu leads to Agnimandya which further causes the malformation of the stool and hence results in the constipation.

Piles can be compared with Arsh in Ayurveda. Pravahini, visarjini and samvarini the three major veins present in the anal region swell up and protrude out leading to the formation of pile mass.

Ayurvedic formulations useful in Arsh are:-

Kshara Sutra ligation and Agnikarma excision are done to remove the pile masses.


  • Drink a lot of water and other fluids
  • Avoid irregular eating pattern and have meals at regular timings
  • Avoid eating heavy, oily and fried foods
  • Avoid sitting at one place for longer time. Take a break from your long sitting job
  • Keep the sitting surface soft so that it does not restrict the flow of the blood around the anal region
  • Never hold the urge to pass the stool. Avoid overstraining.
  • Prefer taking vegetables and fruits in your diet. Avoid taking non vegetarian food.
  • Make minimum use of oils and spices.
  • Avoid taking in bakery food items.


  • Take one radish and crush it. Add some milk to make a thick paste of it. Mix well and apply around the anal opening. Wash off after 15 minutes. Do this two times a day.
  • Take one tablespoon of cumin seed powder and add water to make a thick paste of it. Mix well and apply this on the affected area. Leave for 15 minutes. Wash off with the water and do this two times a day.
  • Crush one inch piece of ginger and make a paste of it. Also take a handful of mint leaves and prepare its paste. Mix both the pastes well and extract the juice out of it. Now add two teaspoons of lemon juice to it and one teaspoon of honey to it. Mix well and consume this two times a day.
  • Combine the mixture of buttermilk and bitter gourd leaves. Take this 2-3 times a day. This is again highly beneficial in the case of piles.
  • Take the decoction of the fruit peel of harad or Haritaki with one cupful of jaggery at bedtime.
  • Crush 11 rose petals and add 50 ml of water to it. Consume this empty stomach in early morning. This is beneficial in preventing bleeding piles.


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